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    December 26, 2012
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they just bought a nice expensive coat, birthday present for their spouse or their significant other and they're not going to want to carry it on the bus and have someone steal it from them, you know. a lot of people still don't feel safe being on public transit. i think that -- i can the thing is, though, if you keep costing more and more to come into the city, especially on sundays, you're going to be cutting off your nose despite your face. that's all i'm going to say about that. and also, you need to make sure you address the concerns of the religious community -- not the religious, the church communities because all you're going to do as i said, discourage people from coming to church. and god knows we all need to go to a religious service once in a while. thank you. >> thank you. anyone else care to address the board? seeing none, we'll go to the consent calendar. >> all right. and just directors, for your information, we have had several requests to pull items.
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as previously stated, item 10.2o has already been removed from the consent calendar, but severed for separate consideration will be item 10.2 w and bb. in addition, item 10.5 staff has requested that it be severed to request that the resolution be amended to add language, and we'll get to that when you get to that, as well as a member of the public wishes to address that one. and then item 10.8 severed. >> as you recall we already approved 10.3. >> yes. >> so, the remaining consent calendar, is there a motion to approve? >> so moved. >> second. >> any further discussion? all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> all opposed? [speaker not understood]. okay, we go back to 10.2. >> w has to do with rescinding
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a no left turn and establishing a left turn on hayes street [speaker not understood]. no stopping on monday through friday on sixth street from folsom to market. this was removed at the request of barry toronto. good afternoon again. i came here specifically today to address these two items. i am not taking this lightly by asking you and urging you to really look at the traffic patterns and the traffic gridlock that occurs on the afternoons when you come from 2 80 to sixth street. and taxi drivers use this route constantly as a way to get downtown from the south part of the city and also from the garages. as you know, 99% of the cabs
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are situated in the south part of the city. and they need to get to the downtown area to go to work in most cases. some of them will go to noe valley or the mission if they get call. so, it's a concern if you allow the left turn going north on sixth street at harrison and then you've also allow for the parking on the east side of 5th street, you are creating much more gridlock. * calls almost to the point where you're going to get huge levels of service by up to e or f, and i am very concerned what you're going to do and how it's going to affect cab service because of the fact it's going to cause more gridlock on that street. please, you all, i invite you all to drive that all in an afternoon, particularly let's say on a thursday or friday, how to get into the city. and you know the cabs -- again, where the cabs are situated
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when there's a change of shift. so, if you want to harm service in the downtown area or in north beach or in nob hill, then go ahead and make traffic on sixth street going northbound worse. and this is what does it. thank you. >> thank you. >> mr. chairman, before you proceed, if i can just clarify that item w has to do with revoking the no left turn on 5th street on harrison. it does not have anything to do with hayes street. >> okay. so, we have, mr. yee, you want to respond to that, please? >> good afternoon, mr. chair, members of the board, mr. reiskin. vaughan yee from stainable streets. let me address the sixth street toll item first. that was as you remember, a pilot project that the board
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approved on october 17th, 2011 as part of a pedestrian safety enhancement program that we were undertaking. as you know, sixth street in this corridor, is very noted for -- it's higher than average pedestrian and collision accident history. so, the proposal was to test pilot a removal of the tow-away on the east side of the street for the blocks from folsom to market to allow parking there during the peak. and it had several benefits. one is that it physically narrows the street a little bit to allow a shorter crossing distance for the pedestrians crossing sixth street. it provides a very useful and beneficial buffer between moving vehicles and pedestrians on the sidewalk. and if successful, this space will allow us in the future to
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construct corner intersection [speaker not understood] or bicycle parking and [speaker not understood] and other amenities in that space. we've also made concurrently other improvements on the east-west street intersecting sixth street and those include lowering the speed limits on howard, folsom, harrison and bryant within the same time frame from 30 to 25 miles an hour. so, it's been a year. we did the evaluation and we found that the change is working with minimal impacts. we not only looked at sixth street, but also fifth and seventh as a corridor and the traffic did not shift significantly or change significantly on those streets. so, based on that, we recommend that it be approved and made permanent and we presented the results to city planning and they gave it a categorical
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exemption now for this particular proposal. >> what is the board's mesh you? er >> motion to approve. >> second. >> any discussion? all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> opposed? thank you. ms. gilbert. >> moving on to item 10.5, authorizing the director to execute a termination agreement with the city of san francisco downtown parking corporation for the fifth & mission garage, and execute agreements with vendors, consultants, and commercial tenants. directors, in addition to a member of the public wishing to address you, staff also requested that the item be severed. they would request that you amend the resolution to add language to -- one of the result clauses that would state -- it would add the following language. on term substantially similar to the enclosed agreement. so, the further resolve clause would read the san francisco transportation authorizes the director to execute a termination agreement with the
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san francisco downtown parking [speaker not understood] insert language, on terms substantially similar to the enclosed agreement: and execute agreement with vendors, consultants and commercial tenants, et cetera, et cetera. >> is there a member of the public who wishes to zvictiontion about this? -- to speak about this? >> yes, david con. >> good afternoon. i've dadev kahn, [speaker not understood], on behalf of the san francisco downtown parking corporation board. * david i'm working with the board, san francisco downtown parking board to finalize use agreement for the 5th and mission garage. i've been speaking the last several days with the city attorney's office and actually this afternoon with mr. roberts and mr. katari. we have a few remaining issues with respect to the lease termination. it is the expectation those remaining issues will be resolved and the language finalized no later than friday at 12 o'clock.
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i've discussed that with mr. katari. the staff recommendation as the board understands it is to approve the lease termination subject to the ability to ratify the language provided that it remains substantially similar to the agreement before the board and we agree with that recommendation. >> sir, thank you. anybody else care to address the board? if not, we need to do the amendment first as described. there is a motion to approve the amendment. is there a second >> second. >> discussion all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> opposed? okay. [laughter] >> okay. the man is willing to wait three hours to tell us he likes [speaker not understood]. [laughter] >> i'm not going to stand in the way. >> okay. we have a motion to second on the amended resolution. all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> opposed? the ayes have it. thank you. >> item 10.8, revising the san francisco municipal railway's schedule of fares for friday, december 28, 2012 to provide transit service at no cost for all passengers of san francisco municipal railway vehicles in
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celebration of muni's 100th anniversary. thises was severed at the request of a member of the public, eric scott. * this was >> mr. scott. it's my hope that we can kill two birds with one stone here. december 28th is the last friday of the month. this is the day when we are traditionally subjected to the horror known as critical mass. i'm hoping that everyone who is able to can take advantage of muni's generosity and celebrate this as leave your bicycle at home day, muni is free, please ride it. thank you. >> thank you very much. [laughter] >> okay. is there -- would you like to make a motion? >> move to approve. >> second. >> discussion? all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> mr. chairman, that completes your consent calendar. now we will go back up to last
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but not least, item 9, this is an opportunity for members of the public to address members on issues not on the calendar. herb wiener, barry toronto and mark gruberg are the only people who have submitted speaker cards. >> [speaker not understood]. i really wish you and i had the opportunity to speak earlier. i've been waiting a very long time, perhaps longer than waiting for a muni bus. first, they went after the parking meter. then the taxi medallions and now they're coming after my senior fast pass. the proposed sliding scale for fast passes is a means test, similar to that used for applying for public assistance. it is disguised as an attack on the affluent senior citizens but is the opening for further stringent eligibility standard for fast passes for everyone. it is basically a means of
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raising revenue. in the meantime, the buses don't run on time. we'll be lucky to be home by christmas next year. this is in essence the rifkin doctrine. eternal fiscal plunger and service reduction. the mta board has a responsibility to hold this in check. we are approximating the service standards of emelio cruz of 15 plus years ago. viva emelio. i must add in closing if you are going to put through the standard for the fast past rate for senior citizens, mr. rifkin bet r be willing to pay $100 a month for his fast pass. [speaker not understood] equality for everyone. >> next speaker, please. >> barry toronto followed by mark gruberg. is mr. gruberg here? okay, all right. >> mr. toronto.
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yes, good afternoon again. i first want to alert you that i saw on facebook somebody shared a link of an article in the new york times about the international association of taxi regulators was working on creating regulations to deal with those apps, [speaker not understood] and side cart. our own chris hiyashi has been instrumental in being involved in helping create those regulations. i think i'm a little disturbed that this information is not getting out to you guys and to us about what you guys are actually doing. i think it's important that this information and what she's actually proposing be included, is actually advertised -- proposed -- advertised so we have an idea what's going on. and that helps us in having confidence that sfmta is doing something, and where this is going to go. and i think that's important that you get a presentation
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from her in your january 15th meeting about what's happening with that. because we still haven't had any -- the formal discussion about how to deal with that, although the cpuc has taken some action if you read about that. the next issue is the football games coming up. as you know, they're playing miami this weekend at home and they're most likely going to be in one roof game for sure and probably going to host it. and i'm concerned about there should be some -- can be police officers hired to help monitor the taxi service at the ballpark starting late in the third quarter after the game, during the game and after the game in order to make sure that the legal taxis get the fares before rather than the illegal taxis and the vehicleses that are not licensed to pick up just by showing up * without an actual appointment to pick somebody up. and you know the law.
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so, i urge you to make sure that there's tough, stricter enforcement to help the 49ers in terms of getting better taxi service and also in keeping the illegal taxis out. >> mr. chairman, that's the last person who turned in a speaker card. >> are we having the closed session? >> no. >> we are not. >> this completes the business before you today. >> with that, members, we are adjourning this afternoon in the memory of supervisor mike nevin, a wonderful, wonderful man and did much for san francisco, the entire area. i want to wish everybody a happy holiday. hope to see many people on the 28th. just want to say it's a pleasure to work with all of you, mr. rifkin, our outstanding staff. with that, we stand adjourned. thank you. [adjourned]
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>> good morning and welcome to the regular transbay joint powers authority board of supervisors' meeting for thursday, december 13th and happy holidays to everybody. may we take roll call please. >> prior to taking roll i will note for the record that director sartipi has a scheduling conflict and will not be present today. director lloyd? >> present. >> director metcalf? >> present. >> director reiskin. >> present. >> vice-chair ortiz?
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>> present. >> and chair kim? >> present. >> madame chair you have a quorum. >> thank you. do you have any communications this morning? >> none that i'm aware of. >> is there any new or old business from the board of directors? seeing none let's move on to the executive director's report. >> good morning everyone. i would like to begin my report this morning on this last board meeting of the year by dedicating our board meeting in the memory of mike nevin, who recently left us. mike was one of our founding board members way back when we created the transbay joint powers authority and was very supportive over the years. he served as our first chairperson and was there with us in the initial years of moving the project forward. mike was a member of the caltrain board of directors and also a former san mateo county supervisor, mayor of daly city and san francisco police inspector and not only served on our board, but numerous
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other regional transportation boards and we'll always be appreciative to mike for all of his work in the area of transportation, as well as his commitment for those in need. we extend our sympathies to mike and his family. i would also like to thank director reiskin, because a few board meetings ago director reiskin suspected that suggested that we look into that and found it's viable and could save us money and we modeled after the department of public works and caltrans regulations, allowing for savings during the bid submission and bidders will be encouraged to submit their value engineering proposals that will decrease the bid price, construction cost and if a proposal is accepted the savings attributable to that value engineering proposed are subtracted from the bidder's
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bid price making their bid price more competitive and improving the likelihood of approval of the work. we'll realize 100% of the savings with the bidders value engineering proposal. during construction trade subcontractors will be encouraged to submit these proposals and after deducting costs incurred in the proposal, a trade subcontractor in the tjpa will share a 50/50 basis a shared savings. so thank you director for that suggestion and we'll implement that moving forward. >> great. >> now i would like to ask sarah to present our quarterly financial reports. >> good morning directors. these are your standard quarterly reports begining with a budget to actual report for the 1st quarter of this fiscal year. and indicating that everything is within budget so far. a contract status report showing
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dbe participation and amounts authorized and spent on each contract and at this point, we are at -- through the federal fiscal year period that we're in we're at 14% dbe awarded and 21% sbe actual. the third report is our investment and earnings interest report and we continue to earn interest in our participation in the city treasurer's pool. we have a small amount of u.s. treasury notes in our trust account with landfill proceeds and we continue to have an interest-free bank account, so that we don't pay fees for the most part on the bank account. the fourth report is the inception to-date. i am happy to answer questions
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from directors. >> any questions from directors? >> i just want to commend you all on the safety performance under this construction contract. it is pretty heavy, significant, complex work and the fact that you have continued to go through without issue. i don't know how much is attributable to being a jpla, but it's really phenomenal. it's a good model for everyone. one question on the financial report. where is the contingency for the overall project contingency tract and where would we be able to see that? >> we could start bringing you a report that shows the overall project budget. this is just the fiscal year budget. so it's just a slice of our best estimate of the overall capital budget that we anticipated to spend in this fiscal year. we don't budget for contingency. there is contingency built into
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each line item, so we have looked at our cash flow, what we plan to spend on engineering and design, for instance and built in a contingency amount to come up with the budget amount we brought to you for approval. but we don't have contingency as a separate line item in the fiscal budget. >> there is a small reserve item, but what i didn't see and i didn't see it, i don't think, in the project report that we're going to see later either. where that contingency is and relative to how it's been drawn-down. >> we can definitely bring a report that shows that, but again, that is overall project budget. so this inception to-date is showing expenditures and revenues and if we're using contingency, it would be -- it would have been converted into a particular expenditure. so it would be engineering and design or construction or what not. it wouldn't be -- we wouldn't spend it as contingency.
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>> right. >> we would have transfered it to another line item and spent it. >> if there is a way to get visibility on how it gets drawn-down, that would be helpful. >> no problem. >> thank you. >> great. and now directors, we have our last presentation of the year on our quarterly project labor agreement report by bob beck. >> thank you, board members. bob beck with tjpa to give an update on the pla progress in the last quarter. last month we had our quarterly meeting with the trade unions. so this represents now one full-year since we first approved the pla. and we had updates on upcoming trade packages to make sure that the unions are informed of work that is coming down the
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pipeline. sorry, wrong mic. as well as reports on the progress that webcor has made in working with the veterans organizations in the bay area and we'll have ted wang from webcor come up and speak to that in a few minutes. as well as the work as the unions have done with tech 21 and local schools. so there has been a lot of good progress made on that front and there continues to be no work shortage issues or other impediments to our project. and we had no reportable incidents in safety in the last month. in terms of trade packages as you know at the last board meeting or the october board meeting we awarded the substructure package. $120 million on that package and the slide says the bids are due
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january 10th. we do through the question from bidders process have requests to extend that bid date and we're evaluating those as we speak. so that is likely to be that -- that date is likely to be changed to give bidders additional time to prepare their submittals. >> how many prospective bidders are there? >> what is that? >> how many prospective bidders are there? >> five. >> that is great. >> in terms of working with the schools, we're having communication and preparation for this summer's program. there is a new coordinator, or new coordinators with the san francisco unified school district. and the school district is in the process of identifying potential candidates that they will refer to tjpa and other employers. i mentioned that our interns in
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the past have had a great deal of success working on our project and have been very positive experience for them, preparing for college and moving into other activities. and we were featured by the national academy foundation in two of their recent publications, and the brochure you see three of our interns from the summer of 2011 with their mentors from the tjpa and project control staff. so we had very positive feedback from national academy foundation looking to tjpa as a model for the internship programs that we have been participating with in san francisco unified. i will ask ted to come up and talk about his efforts on the veterans program. i'm sorry, one more slide on the efforts of the unions reported at our last board
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meetings with their efforts with san francisco unified. the carpenter's union is certifying the tech 21 program as a pre-apprenticeship program. and the building trades council is looking at other trades that may be able to certify pre-apprenticeship programs as well. so that is really good news and with that i will ask ted to come up. >> hi my name is ted wong with webcor obayashi. we had two engineers being guest lectures at the technology part of tech 21. so they already had their presentations earlier this month. i was going to give you an update on our collective veterans hiring effort. i'm happy to say that we have
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two of our founding members in the room with us, manny flores and paula ressa of the carpenter's union. back in april we commenced a veteran's hiring steering committee, if you will, to look at issues of veterans geting into the construction field. we subsequently had two working group meetings with alameda workforce investment board, representatives, the edd there, as well as the carpenters' union and city build, as well as mission hiring hall. and what we came up with was essentially we found out that you needed to connect the dots with veterans hiring and a lot of organizations are out there working to support veterans, but nobody is really talking to each other and they are trying to individually reach out to employers and not